EXPLORE PENEDA GERÊS NATIONAL PARK
NATIONAL PARK WEEK SELF GUIDED WALKING
The perfect place for your walking holidays away from the big cities. Peneda-Gerês is the only Portuguese National Park, located on the Northern Portugal. The landscape diversity and the unique rural heritage make this remote mountainous park a great destination to explore step by step. Iberian wolf territory, transhumance villages, granite massifs, pilgrim footpaths, wild rivers are some highlights that you can find on your Peneda-Gerês.
D1 TRANSFER AIRPORT TO CASTRO LABOREIRO
Your journey begins with a pickup from Porto Airport, ensuring a smooth transition to your exploration of the Peneda-Gerês National Park.
Night hotel or cottage
D2 LABOREIRO VALLEY | 9 KM + 350/-150
This scenic stage through Laboreiro Valley features medieval bridges, oak groves, and clear streams—a perfect introduction to the National Park natural beauty and cultural heritage. Get ready for a week filled with captivating landscapes and rich history from the outset.
Night hotel or cottage
D3 CASTRO LABOREIRO » PENEDA | 16KM +660/-540
This GR50 stage links the Laboreiro River valley to the Peneda mountain range, offering a mix of mountain and valley landscapes. You'll follow the serene rivers Mouro, Tieiras, and Peneda, with cobblestone streets adding historic charm. The journey ends at the remarkable Peneda Sanctuary, making it a truly special experience.
D4 PENEDA » SOAJO | 16 KM +500/-880M
Walking along the Peneda River beneath the "Fraga das Pastorinhas" massif is truly special. Ascend slowly through charming villages, reaching a rewarding view at the summit. The descent to Adrão and Soajo follows ancient paths bordered by dry stone walls.
D5 GERMIL GUIDED WALK | 8 KM +380/-380M
In the morning, pick up by our local guide, a short trip to the beautiful mountain village of Germil (30 minutes). This is one of our favorite walks, not only for the beautiful landscapes but also for the cultural richness that surrounds us. A day full of surprises and with many stories that our guide will share. At the end transfer to Gerês.
D6 MATA DE ALBERGARIA & ROMAN ROAD WALK | 8 KM +300/-300M
A serene journey through one of Portugal's most stunning natural landscapes. As you step into Mata de Albergaria, you're enveloped by the lush greenery of the Peneda-Gerês National Park. Along this hike, you will pass by some milestones, a record of the past. Here once passed an ancient Roman road, the Geira.
D7 GERÊS MOUNTAIN GUIDED WALK | 9KM +450/-450
Join our local guide for a day at the mountains. Exploring Gerês granite massifs and unique landscapes.
Transfer from Campo do Gerês to Braga.
For a more sustainable journey, we suggest that the trip between Braga and Porto be made by train (1h).
This tour was designed by our local guides, Isabel and Marina.
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